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Feedback wanted on CCTV strategy

3 October, 2018

Council would like feedback from residents to formulate a CCTV policy that will help determine where future CCTV cameras should be installed.

“Council, with financial assistance from the state and federal governments, has invested millions in our CCTV cameras network,” Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour said.

“In the current budget Council has allocated $800,000 towards boosting our regional network and community safety.

“There are 380 cameras in the network.  Those cameras and partnerships with the police and the community are helping us establish a reputation as a safe and family-friendly region.”

Cr Seymour said video from the cameras was regularly used by police when building a case against vandals or people misbehaving.

“People feel safe when they know CCTV cameras as in use and there tends to be less bad behaviour as well,” he said.

Community feedback will help establish the criteria to guide where future cameras should be installed as part of the Fraser Coast Regional Council CCTV Strategy.

“Council is developing a regional CCTV Strategy now,” Cr Seymour said.

As part of the public consultation information displays have been set up in Council’s customer service centres and libraries.

Information displays will be also held from 8am to 1pm at the Torquay Beachside Markets, on Saturday, October 27 and from 6am to noon at the Koala Markets, Kruger Court, Urangan on Sunday, October 28.

Community forums will be held on from 6pm to 8pm on Monday, October 15a t the Brolga Theatre and from 9am to 11am on Tuesday, October16 at Oceans Resort, Hervey Bay.

Residents will be able to collect a survey form from the information stalls and forum or fill in the on-line survey at here.

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday, October 29.

“There is more information on the CCTV project as well as a survey to fill in, Cr Seymour said.